In 1982, Joyce was the philanthropy chair for the La Canada Flintridge Women’s Club, who were raising funds for AHEAD With Horses. She knew nothing of the organization, but after her first visit seeing the disabled children being helped by the wonderful staff using beautiful, gentle horses she was hooked and wanted to do all that she could to help.
Joyce has been contributing ever since by volunteering her time in the office, around the grounds and giving speeches to volunteer and donor organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2000, and was President from 2004-2020. Joyce has seen many miracles such as children walking for the first time and hearing them speak their first words. She knows these children will continue to develop, improve, grow and become contributing members of society.